Meet Kahulanui

Kahulanui dubbed "The Hawaiian Kings of Swing" is a 9 piece Hawaiian Swing Band from the Big Island of Hawaii.  Known for their innovative and creative arrangements, Kahulanui's music will take you on a trip back into time when Hawaiian music blended with American Jazz creating a genre known as Hawaiian Swing...

The “core four” of the band are Patrick Eskildsen on electric bass, Lead Guitar and background vocals; Duke Tatom on ‘Ukulele and background vocals; Tim Taylor on drums/percussion and, of course, Lolena Naipo on lead vocals and guitar. There is an impressive display of talent from each member during performances, both as individuals and as part of an ensemble.  

Kahulanui’s exciting horn section is comprised of Jesse Snyder on tenor sax, clarinet and flute, Bill Noble on alto saxophone and flute, Vincenzo D'Angelo on trombone, Joshua Timmons, Eldred Ahlo and Mike Lewis on trumpet in the Hawaiian islands and Dave Clausnitzer on trumpet when on tour on the mainland.  And bringing us the old sound of the Hawaiian steel guitar Dwight Tokumoto...

Kahulanui has graced many stages including the Lincoln Center in New York City, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C and many other notable festivals and performing arts theaters across the USA and Hawaii.

Experience the beauty of Hula as Lei Naipo takes the stage with Kahulanui on tour

Lolena Naipo Jr.

Pat Eskildsen

Tim Taylor

Duke Tatom

Bill Noble~Vince D'Angelo~Dave Clausnitzer~Jesse Snyder

Dwight Tokumoto